Episode 37 – Bird Lady and Lady Bird

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! At the peak of 19th-century hat culture, an ounce of feathers was worth more than an ounce of gold. This extravagant trend, however, was putting once-flourishing bird populations in peril. Enter the bird lady: Harriet Hemenway, a controversial Boston socialite whoContinue reading “Episode 37 – Bird Lady and Lady Bird”